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    Last off my bench

    This is my last completion. I call it my Buffalo Hunter. Alabame Damascus blade dressed in Chechen Wood with a Buffalo hide sheath.
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    Custom Matching Suspender Knives

    Built these for a good customer. Ever dtied to build a matching set? Don't.
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    Tried something new - a display knife

    I have made a number of Native American Replica Knives, built a regular sheath for them and sold them as users. They have actually sold pretty well. I decided to build a period sheath for my last one and "Put it Under Glass" I would be curious about what you think about this. My knives normally...
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    Building a pattern in laminated steel

    I have just completed my first laminated steel knife. I bought the 12" X 2" X 3/16" billet from Aldo and it has a 52100 core and an unknown SS outter surface. I am a stock remover not a forger so in order to develop a pattern in the underlying steel I heated the billet to forging temp, laid a...
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    Tampa Gun and Knife Show

    Hey guys. I've got to go over to Tampa, FL this weekend to pick up a new English Springer Spaniel puppy. I checked and the Tampa Gun and Knife Show is there at the Fairgrounds this weekend. Since I'm there anyway I signed up for a table. Anybody ever been to this show or know anything about it...
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    Hamons, again

    Morning guys, first a word of thanks. My ability to produce a proper hamon is improving and I am eternally grateful to membere here who have spent lots of time with me helping me get to the place I am now. I sincerely appreciate it. Funny thing, though, as I get better I encounter new problems...
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    Hey guys, a little help

    What is the best way to finish a stacked leather handls? Thanks, Wallace
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    Quenching Question

    Hey Guys. I use as a container a horozontal (lays down on a takle) aluminum bread bakery pan that is about 16" long and about 5" square. It holds about 1 gallon of Parks 50 and I dont change it much I just keep it full. Is this sufficient or am I kidding myself My blades do skate a file.
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    18th Century New Orleans Fighter

    Finally FINISHED!!!!! Too many hours in this one to mention. 18th Century New Orleans Fighter reproduction with a frame handle. The specs are OAL: 13 5/8", Blade Length: 8 3/8", Blade height at Plunge Line 1 1/2", Handle Length: 5 1/4", Heat Treatment: to 1500*F and quench in Parks 50 with 2 - 2...
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    Drilling Mamouth Tusk Scales

    Hello friends. I am looking for some advice drilling Mamouth Tusk Scales. I am working on my first frame handle knife and it will have Mamouth Tusk Scales. Because of the configuration of the knife I have no option but to drill the pin holes from the inside of the tusk out toward the polished...
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    Scagel Inspired Sub-hilt Fighter

    Oh, yeah, I forgot about this one, A Scagel inspired sub-hilt Fighter also inspired by the work of James Behring. Also has a pass-through tang that the Pommel screws onto.
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    Sub-hilt Bowie

    Havent posted in a while so I thouht I might show you one that I finished recently that I am kinds proud of. It is a monster Sub-hilt Bowie made fron a piece of feather damascus from Randy Haas and a Walrus Tusk Handle. The tang passes all the way through the handle and screws into the pommel...
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    Frame handle knife

    Hey guys. I've decided to attempt to build my first frame handle knife. I am generally familiar with the techniques and I have seen several pictures of the internal construction and I generally understand how the scales are attached but I still feel like I need a little help. Anyone have any...
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    Glue Up Mistake

    I've created a giant mess and need some help to clean it up. Last night I glued up a hidden tang knife. The blade was no big deal - 1095 w/ a Hamon. The handle, however, is a big deal - Ringed Gidgee that I bought from Austrailia $40 for the block and $40 to ship it here. In addition I have over...
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    Just off of my bench

    1075 hand sanded to 1500 grit with a Hamon. Handle is stabilied & dyed Buckeye Burl. The sheath is hand dyed and stitched vegetable tanned with Ostrich Leg accents.
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    DLC Coating

    Morning. Saw a knife this morning on Facebook from either Europe or South America that the blade has been coated with Diamond Like Coating (DLC) - it looked pretty good. Does anyone have any experience with this process. Things like, Who does it, How much does it cost, does it improve the...
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    Welding Damascus

    Afternoon. I have a short piece if 1 1/2" wide Damasteel and a couple of short pieces of Alabama Damascus. The Damasteel is about 4" long and I could make a decent Fixed Blade Hidden Tang (or, I guess, a full tang) knife outta it if I could weld a piece of CPM-154 stainless to it. If I did that...
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    North Woods Hunter

    Here is my most recent completed knife. It is a knife that I specifically made to be a Hunting Knife - I call it a North Woods Hunter. The blade is made from Alabama Damascus and has a stabilized Spalted Maple handle with matching bobs on the leather thong. The Knife is 10" long and comes with a...
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    A-36 Mild Steel

    Any reason A-36 mild steel should not be used for guards, fittings, etc. I have a source and will use it unless there is a reason I shouldn't. Thanks, Wallace